“Melancholy” The artist’s name is Albert Gyorgy. He is Romanian, lives in Switzerland and is semi-reclusive, or at least, it is very difficult to get much information on him. For me, his sculptures from his 2013-14 period are some of the most emotionally evocative experiences I have ever had with a work of art. Two … More Sorrow and Loss
Sunday Afternoon Musings (finished on monday) Ezekiel is one of the those books of the Bible that doesn’t get read very often and certainly not enough. Some of its images are so bizzare and its history so obscure, and its narrative so difficult to follow that most casual Bible readers are scared off by the … More “The Lord is My Shepherd” : More than a Psalm
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 15, Proverbs 15, and Psalm 15 The staff are off today and the office is closed. Today we take time off and remember a man greatly used of God to move the nation forward toward justice and peace. Though recent years have proved that there is far more work to do, … More This MLK Holiday
I had just finished a message on Deuteronomy 17:14-20, examining the command to the future Kings of Israel of their duty to be men of the Law–of the TORAH. I pointed out the three great results promised in verse 20 would only be gained by following the procedure of verses 18-19. I then suggested that … More Movement or Revival? What do we need?
According to Frontiers Mission, by this time tomorrow, 37,000 Muslims will die. Without Christ. How can the people of God not care about that? How can we not care about our neighbors who will not see a tomorrow but one day will stand before the risen Christ and hear him say, “I never knew you. Depart … More Heart Breaking Statistic
Reading with the Pastor (on Memorial Day) Matthew 5-7 and Psalm 34 Matthew’s gospel emphasized Jesus’ teaching. We have finished Matthew and on Thursday will start into Mark. Here’s a little bit of a look forward of what we are going to find. Mark puts emphasis on Jesus’ works and authority. Jesus is always moving. The … More Discovering Jesus
Christ is Glorious. Last night was the Grammys, the annual homage to music icons and celebration of the previous year’s “bests”. It is one of the ubiquitous Hollywood celebrations of the arts that is equal parts show, puff, drama, politics, and glorification of music and musicians. It is part of the machine of the culture that sends thousands … More Last Night was The Grammys
Part of the “Poetry Project”* Read Psalm 69 Psalm 69 and 70 were the evening readings on the schedule last night (three nights ago). I read two verses that I don’t remember reading in the other 200 plus times I have read the book of Psalms. Of course, that last sentence is both improbable and … More When Friends Fail You
Sunday Musings “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.” —Isaiah 59:1-2 (NASB) … More The Only Resolutions You Need
Monday Reflection I love this post from my internet friend, insanitybytes22. I love her wit and I love her perspective on life. This particular post struck a chord in my soul. I too have a visceral distaste for whiners. But she is not just venting here. She is pointing us to the way of gratitude, to … More It’s Advent Season. Rejoice!